Digital Archivist at the Waring Historical Library

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Created: June 24, 2014


Position Title Instructor Functional Title Digital Archivist Department / College Library Unit Number-Unit Name 3001000-LIBRARY Posting Number 070214 Position Status Full-Time Shift Day Pay Band Salary Range Commensurate with experience. Job Class Code UG70 Sub Class Code Position Type Faculty Job Purpose

Working under the direction of the Curator of Waring Historical Library, and in cooperation with the University Archives and other MUSC departments, the Digital Archivist (DA) will create and manage digital collections of reformatted print, manuscript, and born-digital archival materials for the Medical University of South Carolina’s Digital Archive and Institutional Repository (MEDICA; MEDICA participates in the South Carolina Digital Library and the Digital Library of America.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Digital Archivist will: •Be responsible for keeping current on best practices and standards for digital collections, including technical requirements and selection criteria for digital materials.

•Be responsible for the preservation of and access to digital information, including data storage, retrieval, and refreshment;

•Be responsible for developing and maintaining policies, procedures, and workflow for digital collection building, presentation, and preservation;

•Generate metadata for retrieval of information;

•Work with MUSC staff in relevant departments to establish and maintain the necessary computer and server hardware and software for storage, retrieval, and outreach;

•Coordinate reformatting projects of materials selected for digitization, including determining best practices and selection of vendors for outsourcing;

•Publicize access to digital collections through exhibits and collaborative projects with other institutions and repositories;

•Participate in curriculum building programs with MUSC faculty and look for other innovative uses of digital collections

•Recruit, train, and supervise students and volunteers;

•Perform other related duties as assigned.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Master’s degree preferred. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in History (Archives emphasis), Records Management, Library Science or other closely related field, plus one or more years’ professional experience, is highly preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards relevant to archival control of digital objects, including Dublin Core, MARC, RDA, MODS, DACS, andEAD is highly preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with ContentDm digital management system, and website design platforms is highly preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of experience with HTML, XML, CSS, and other web standards and a familiarity with graphic design principle is highly preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with digital scanning hardware and software, along with photo-editing software, such as Photoshop is preferred.

Knowledge of the AACR2rev, NLM classification system, and (MeSH) is desirable.

Strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills.

Must be able to work independently, multi-task and adapt to changing environments.

FLSA Designation Exempt Viewable Comments

Open Rank Position

Job Open Date 06/18/2014



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